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Barbara Rackley Patrick

March 21, 1928 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 92)


Barbara Rackley Patrick, 92, of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. She was born March 21, 1928 in Lively, VA daughter of the late Charles Rackley and Clara Revere Rackley.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin T. Patrick; and a grandson, Matthew Charles Henry Patrick, II.

Survivors include her son, Matthew Charles Henry Patrick and his wife, Olivia of Murrells Inlet; one daughter, Barbara Witzigman and her husband, Jim of Sparta, TN; ten grandchildren, Patrick, Dawn, Jimmy, Samuel, Katie, Elizabeth, Claire, Diego, Juan Carlos, and Alejandro; fifteen great-grandchildren; and her two beloved dogs, Charlotte and Rosco.

Barbara volunteered at the hospital in Sharon, PA for many years. She loved watching sports, spending time at the beach, sunbathing, and watching the sunrise. She also enjoyed attending church at Belin United Methodist, where she was a member.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held 10:00am Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Monaghan Funeral Home, 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111. Burial will follow at 11:00am at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond, VA 23222. The family will receive friends at Monaghan Funeral Home from 9:00 - 9:45am prior to the service.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made in Barbara’s name to Belin United Methodist Church, 4182 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 or to the ASPCA, www.aspca.org/donate

Condolences may be made at www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet, SC & Monaghan Funeral Home of Mechanicsville, VA are assisting the family with arrangements.

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